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by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Apr 20, 2006 16:27
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Loadsa Excels - in a movie - link here
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

fantastic!
Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:59
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Unleaded fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

ditto for JohnJ's comment.
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jan 31, 2006 13:48
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Ferrari & Lotus - Newcastle 5th Feb
Replies: 3
Views: 2998

I couldn't possibly go to a meetin' like that!!!! The inevitable driving competition on the way home would either kill me , get me nicked or completely demoralised me when the Ferarri, Porche, and TVR's out drag the SE down the A1.... Are there any lanes/ B roads nearby? ho hum... Otherwise sounds l...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jan 31, 2006 13:37
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyre Pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2621

just to be awkward...I use 22psi all round in my 205/50/15 Toyo T1Rs because the side walls are stiff and the ride suffers with 24 psi as standard for 215s on an Excel. The original elite eclat on 205/60/14s also used 22psi all round for normal sub 100mph driving.. If your car is heavy (ie air con, ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jan 25, 2006 00:47
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyres - a thought
Replies: 22
Views: 4803

Hey Dave, Ground clearance IS less on 205/50/15's but it works out to about 5mm/0.2 inch less than 215/50/15s. Buuuuuuutttttt I've compensated for this by adding an extra small aluminium plate pop-riveted to the spoiler/inside the front wheel arch. This reinforcement prevents (to some extent) the sp...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jan 18, 2006 23:39
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Competition Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

i dont recall the ht leads going anywhere near there....


Better look again...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jan 17, 2006 18:22
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Competition Filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Hi Oz By the looks of that filter I wouldn't swap it for the standard set-up because the distributor HT leads lie just below the carbs on the 901/912 engine! At least with the std sealed box there is less chance of petrol driping on to the HT leads. I'd go for a green cotton or K&N std replacement i...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jan 14, 2006 22:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window motors
Replies: 24
Views: 4303

Hi Tony The drivers window stops in any position...... it all depends on how hot the thermo component thingy gets. In fact the drivers window runs more smoothly in its tracks than the less used (but never fails) passenger door window. I'm not going to do anything about it at the moment because it's ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jan 14, 2006 18:31
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window motors
Replies: 24
Views: 4303

hey, My drivers door window sometimes fails but it is due to the switch (or a component in the circuit). There is an "overload component" (a thermo-something in the circuit) that cuts the power to the motor when the window reaches the end of travel. Mine plays up in hotter weather. The window will s...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jan 02, 2006 21:15
Forum: General
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

[quote="mikefahey"]What's all this nervous stuff then, the only things that I get nervous about over six grand in top, are the old bill and the engine letting go!!


try removing the rear spoiler...then you'll understand nervous ....the back end goes very light @ 130!
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:49
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: jacking points
Replies: 15
Views: 4965

Hi I have the same problem with my Clan - ie where to place axle stands so you can completely drop the suspension etc. You can jack up the car with a trolley or sissor jack under the bottom link close to the lower shock mount. Over the years I have found that the best way to support the car for maxi...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Nov 03, 2005 14:01
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: VDO Speedometer
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

HeyUp!
The VDO speedo back is crimped and is not serviceable. But expect the mileometer to run via a couple of plastic gears off the cable housing. These may have been tampered with (and weakened) by a previous owner in an attemtp to clock it!
Cheers
Peter